Campfires Banned in Some National Forests in Utah

Campfires Banned in Some National Forests in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Three ranger districts in Utah's national forests have put a ban on campfires.

U-S Forest Service officials say the depletion of naturally occurring firewood in some popular forest areas is the reason for the ban.

Campers may not have wood-burning fires or use wood-burning stoves within a mile of the shorelines of various lakes in the Wasatch-Cache and Ashley national forests.

The ban takes effect until further notice in the Kamas, Roosevelt-Duchesne and Evanston-Mountain View ranger districts.

Anyone with questions about the ban may call the Roosevelt-Duchesne Ranger District at 435-738-2482.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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